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Do you know the way to San Jose? Apparently, Jay Z and Kanye West do. Known as "The Throne," the duo is bringing the biggest rap show of the year to HP Pavilion this week. Closer to home, Dinosaur Jr. revisits one of its biggest albums at The Fillmore with Henry Rollins, and funnyman Adam Corolla has some laughs for the audience at the Palace of Fine Arts. A tamer alternative to Santacon, which shutdown Polk Street this past weekend, A Santa Hat Affair takes the holiday fun inside for a dance party. The 90s are alive with an appearance by golden era hip-hop group The Pharcyde and the Club Vogue party, and the Winter Holiday Rock Prom & Auction brings Adam Savage of Mythbusters, Jello Biafra and more to the Rickshaw Stop.

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at Mighty

"La Familia" Holiday Party
at SOM.
SantaCon 2011
at Civic Center

Indulgence Holiday Party
at Infusion Lounge
Grand Opening
at Lomography Store

Pancakes & Booze
at The Artist Alley
New Years
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
at Union Square (7pm)

Jericho is an Urban Game that is a battle of wits, because everyone is a spy! Think of it as a game of capture the flag played in public...
at The Fillmore (8pm)

Named after the song on David Bowie's Hunky Dory, the Kooks met while attending Brighton Music College in the mid-2000s. Each shared a liking for the Police, the Strokes, the Everly Brothers, and Funkadelic, and the bandmates began funneling such influences into...
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
at Slim's (8pm)

Around the time she began getting serious about making music, Brandi Carlile would travel to Seattle's Benaroya Hall for concerts, including solo performances by Dave Matthews and Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder. "I watched them," she recalls, "and I wondered what it would be like to stand on that beautiful stage."
New Years
Thursday, December 15, 2011
at The Warfield (7:30pm)

The evening will bring together GAFFTA's entrepreneurial and creative communities for an upscale rock concert, dinner and art auction at the Warfield Theatre. Join hundreds of creative and sexy Silicon Valley and Bay Area digerati, young professionals, financiers, entrepreneurs and artists to support the talent, and artistry, of today's cutting edge technologists... Special SF Station Discount: Use "SF Station" at checkout!
at John Colins Lounge (8pm)

The Double Down is proud to host round 2 of the Stax vs. Motown party. This is a no holds barred Motown vs Stax event!!! After such a fantastic night for the first round at Motown on Mondays (Madrone Lounge) earlier this fall we felt we had to bring it back to the people...
at Slim's (8pm)

For mercurial L.A. music-maker Will Wiesenfeld, Baths has been a long time coming. The 21-year-old has spent the better part of his days living amidst "pleasant" and "unremarkable" in the suburbs of the San Fernando Valley, so perhaps it's due to a general lack of local inspiration...
at Ruby Skye (8pm)

They don't care about genres. They don't care about smartness. They don't care about the things you care about. Dada Life just want to make you jump up and down. Then make you crash into a wall with a smile on your face...
at The Fillmore (8pm)

Although always as loud as god, it was easy to convince yourself the music of Dinosuar Jr was far more passive than aggressive. This myth exploded in a hail of flaming toads in the spring of 1989, when the band's original trio line-up burst like a ripe sac of pus...
New Years
Friday, December 16, 2011
at Palace of Fine Arts (8pm)

Adam Carolla has hosted TV shows, radio shows and podcasts. He's best known for his raunchy personality on "Loveline" and "The Man Show" but lately he's been in front of TV audiences with a recurring guest anchor role on "Dancing With the Stars,"
at The Ambassador (9pm)

Be like Santa Claus, grab your Santa hats and come celebrate the holidays with us. A fashionably casual to dressy attire please. Don't forget to wear your Santa hats if you have one!
at SOM. (10pm)

A very special secret guest will be blowing your mind, as well as Stones Throw & Now Again records head honcho Egon along with Carlos Nino of Build An Ark, and Groove Merchant's Cool Chris & Vinny Esparza.
Saturday, December 17, 2011
at Concourse Exhibition Center (11am - 7pm)

Holiday shopping has never been more fun than with the work of over 250 of today's finest makers of handmade goods to peruse and several hands-on crafting activities to get involved with!
at Anthem Screen Printing (8pm)

Anthem Screen Printing is hosting a fun free holiday t-shirt screen printing party. Show up, choose from up to 6 different holiday-themed designs and print as many shirts as you want with. Blank shirts are only $5 each, or if you're a cheapskate you can bring your own...
at Yoshi's San Francisco (10:30pm)

Reunited members Slimkid Tre, Booty Brown and Imani take fans on a bizarre ride through labcabincalifornia, the two seminal recordings that helped shape the primary wave of alternative hip-hop that included trailblazers, A Tribe Called Quest and De La Soul.
at Cat Club (9:30pm)

DJs Porter, Sparkle and Granny will be playing all your favorite top hits and videos of the 90s in the front room, while DJs Panic and B.A.D Reputation of Diverge will be hosting their 80s New Wave/Electro/Disco night in the back room.
at Ruby Skye (10pm)

World Town and Ruby Skye Proudly Present The Queen of Clubs Nadia Ali with Trevor Simpson, World Town, 99.7 Now...
Sunday, December 18, 2011
at Rickshaw Stop (4pm - 7pm)

Adam Savage of the popular Discovery Channel program MythBusters will be our esteemed MC for the evening and there will be some seriously rocking performances by the SFRP Students, Victims Family with Jello Biafra, Ty Segall, as well as special musical guests TBA...
at YBCA Screening Room (2pm)

Aptly, the final film in the "From Muppets to Metal" series is Jim Henson's Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas, which, despite its homespun title, satisfies both ends of the spectrum. If you saw the original in 1977, you already know about The Nightmare, a band of miscreant animals from the deep woods who play hard rock like Deep Purple...
at Marines Memorial Theatre (2pm & 7pm)

Starring internationally renowned Irish tenor Michael Londra and lead singer of Riverdance on Broadway, is preparing to sweep San Francisco audiences away to Christmas in Ireland...
New Years
Monday, December 19, 2011
at New People Cinema (2pm, 4:30pm, 7pm, 9:30pm)

New 35mm print! Rescued from a suicide attempt, Julie Kohler (the inimitable Jeanne Moreau) opts for rage rather than self-destruction and proceeds to track down the five different men who destroyed her life.
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